Ruby Rose as the charming but deadly Wendy the Android on DARK MATTER
Ruby Rose (Wendy the Android in Episode 1.7) stars as a former Marine officer suffering from PTSD in the action/thriler THE DOORMAN. Her character (so far not named) returns home to heal and takes a job as a doorman at a historic New York City apartment building but discovers that mercenaries are intent on recovering art hiding in the building’s walls. Directed by the legendary Ryuhei Kitamura (THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN), and filmed in Bucharest, THE DOORMAN is expected to be released later this year.
Rose also stars as Viola in “Twelfth Night”, episode 2.4 of ACTING FOR A CAUSE, a series of staged readings of famous plays performed over video conference for charity, and directed by Brando Crawford. BATWOMAN’s Nicole Kang appears as Maria. The video is available on YouTube. Continue reading →
Empress Ishida watches her son renounce his throne in DARK MATTER Episode 2.12
Mung-Ling Tsui (Empress Ishida in “Sometimes in Life You Don’t Get To Choose“) will be Nai Nai (Tia’s grandmother) in THE SWAN (aka “Dancing In The Shadow of Mao”), a film adaptation of Agnes Bristow’s biography of Tia (Tiejun) Zhang, a young ballerina who grew up in Maoist China. The book follows Tia as she gains acceptance at China’s first professional ballet school and goes on to become one of the country’s leading experts in traditional Chinese dance. Then her life of privilege is interrupted by the Cultural Revolution. Tia is played by Kristina Tonteri-Young (who will be Sister Beatrice in Simon Barry’s WARRIOR NUN), and Russell Yuen appears as Tia’s father. Directed by Lief Bristow from a screenplay by Agnes Bristow, THE SWAN will be released in Canada on 1 December. Continue reading →
Andrew Moodie (Teku Fonsai) will be Roger in AVOCADO TOAST a ten-episode series which stars Perrie Voss and Heidi Lynch as thirty-something best friends Ellie and Molly, who find their lives suddenly disrupted by unexpected events. Ellie learns that her parents are divorcing because her mom had an affair with a much younger man. Molly, a Grade 8 teacher, falls in love with a woman for the first time, and comes out as bisexual to her parents, who promptly come out as swingers who throw sex parties. ORPHAN BLACK’s Kristian Bruun is also in the cast. AVOCADO TOAST will premiere in Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa on OutTV on 18 May. (In the US, the show can be pre-ordered from Vimeo on Demand.) A trailer is available on YouTube. Continue reading →